Here is Claire (of The Captive Reader, for the first time in picture) and I at our sort of last get together before we both leave Calgary. (Sort of as in I’m still coming by this weekend to pick up a few of her bookshelves, hoorah! Also keep in mind that it’s really me in the purple scarf and then Claire in the blue but grammar required me to confuse the order.)
As usual, we had a wonderful chat (for four hours!) about books and blogging and how we will manage libraries in our respective new homes and towns. We of course had to discuss Jane Austen and why we are both fans of Miss Bates in Emma but can’t seem to get into Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, despite both having the same quite lovely black and white edition. Briefly visiting Claire’s apartment (about the bookshelves) and seeing her colourful book collection was also lovely, you need to post pictures of them soon, Claire!
Today and tomorrow are meant to be my last ditch efforts to get through about 400 pages of Trollope… we’ll see how it goes. I’ve got a cup of Earl Grey tea and a quilt made by my grandma (purple of course) to snuggle up with. The cross stitch in the photo (also purple, are you noticing the theme of my favourite colour here?) is one I made a few years ago, supposedly for someone else, but I can’t give away that little snowman! My cat was fascinated today while I hung (purple) ornaments on our tree, but this is one of the good things about small christmas trees, I can put it on the table and keep it away from velvety black paws!
Oh and also, something else that is purple: my new layout! I was so excited to find it, since I’ve been wanting a new look (and am considering moving to Blogger and/or a name change to something slightly more open ended that incorporates my other interests, we’ll see what happens there). Did you want to know that I am wearing a purple cardigan right now and that I am more likely to buy a book with a purple cover? Maybe once I’ve moved I’ll photograph all of them for a new header here. Right now on my header you can see my purple copy of The Decay of Lying and Other Essays by Oscar Wilde that I got for my birthday this year, specifically for the picture of the very dapper man in a purple suit and because well… it’s really funny. Who cares if we already have a complete edition of Wilde.
And finally, check out Rachel’s post on Virago Reading Week: it’s still coming in January!